Navigating The Net Zero Transition - Regional Snapshot

In our country chapters, we look at initiatives to encourage the transition to a net zero economy – across emissions reduction targets, carbon markets, financing, transport, housing and buildings, and agriculture. Here is a brief snapshot. More detail and examples are in the country chapters.

24 November 2023

Navigating The Net Zero Transition - Chapter 3: The Philippines

The Philippines is among the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change. Increases in the frequency and intensity of typhoons, changes in rainfall patterns, rising sea levels and increasing temperatures all pose a serious threat to the archipelago nation’s ecosystems and its 100 million+ population. This makes poverty-reduction efforts even harder.

24 November 2023

Navigating The Net Zero Transition - Chapter 2: Indonesia

Indonesia is at a critical juncture in shaping its energy future. The archipelago nation faces the challenge of boosting energy supply by ensuring universal electricity access for its people by 2040, while cutting carbon emissions to reach its net zero target by 2060. This is happening against a backdrop of one of the fastest-growing economies globally. Indonesia has experienced rapid economic growth since the 1970s, reducing poverty levels across its population of almost 280 million. Now, climate change threatens its diverse ecosystem. Communities are vulnerable to flooding, rising sea levels and heatwaves.

24 November 2023

Navigating The Net Zero Transition - Chapter 5: the Republic of Korea

Among the largest economies in the world by GDP and a powerful member of the G20, the Republic of Korea has developed a strong industrial activity sector in recent decades.

24 November 2023

Navigating The New Zero Transition - Chapter 1: Singapore

The net zero transition presents significant opportunities for Singapore, with its export-oriented, innovation-hungry, open economy. Yet it also carries significant challenges. Singapore is managing water and food scarcity, and rising sea levels threaten the low-lying landmass.

23 November 2023

Equitable fuel of the future? Developing the hope of hydrogen

The global appetite for cost-competitive green hydrogen has seen the US, the EU, Australia and others introduce incentives to lure investment and encourage development.

17 July 2023

Hydrogen Headstart program: Who will the Australian Government pick as the front runner?

ARENA and the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water have published a consultation paper outlining indicative specifications for the program. The consultation paper covers proposed objectives, eligibility criteria and detail regarding the proposed funding mechanism, as well as other features of the program.

07 July 2023

‘World first’ hydrogen and renewable energy reform in South Australia to streamline project approvals

The Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Bill 2023 (SA) (Bill) would, if passed, be the most significant State-level reform in the renewables sector in Australia, by streamlining regulatory processes throughout the life-span of renewable energy and hydrogen production projects. [1]

08 June 2023

Hydrogen takes centre stage in Singapore’s net zero transition

The Singapore government plans to put low-carbon hydrogen at the heart of plans to accelerate its transition to a net zero economy, releasing a National Hydrogen Strategy to build capability in the space.

01 November 2022

WA Government proposes renewable Hydrogen Target: 10 days left to comment

The WA Government has released a consultation paper Renewable Hydrogen Target for Electricity Generation in the SWIS (Paper)[ ] in relation to a proposed ‘Renewable Hydrogen Target’ scheme (the Scheme).

31 October 2022

Queensland: A Renewable Energy Superpower

On 28 September 2022, the Queensland Government released the ‘Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan’ (Energy Plan). The $62 billion Energy Plan aims to evolve Queensland into a renewables, hydrogen and clean energy superpower.

30 September 2022

Chapter 4: Transport and mobility

Transport is among the most emissions-heavy sectors. In 2019 the sector represented 23% of global energy-related emissions according to the 2022 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Mitigation Report.

14 September 2022

Federal Budget 2022-23: Energy & Fuel Excise Deep Dive

In our full Federal Budget Report, we reflected on the fact that Australia remains a ‘lucky’ country in having a stable political environment, vast natural resources and low unemployment. The challenge for the Government will be capitalising on those advantages and being able to smooth short term issues while still ensuring long term prosperity.

30 March 2022

CCS in Australia - a legal guide

Australia’s potential for developing carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects has been touted for some time — legislation for CCS projects has been in place in Victoria and Queensland for over a decade.

30 March 2022

Prospects for hydrogen in Asia Pacific

Written by Caroline Andretich, Ben Bradstreet, David Phua, Michael Lawson and Craig Rogers

02 June 2021

Opportunities in hydrogen

This article was written by Roderick Smythe, Josh Thorneycroft, Maclean Greedy and Rachael Li.

22 December 2020

Australia, Japan hydrogen cooperation agreement offers glimpse of industry potential

This article was written by Louis Chiam, Lachlan Fahey and Anthony Di Gregorio.

28 January 2020

Hydrogen – energy of the future?

This article was written by Louis Chiam, Annabel Griffin and Lachlan Fahey.

20 August 2019